Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate names of their two aircraft – Shazza and Bazza — it remains unclear … Read more

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Virgin Australia has finally relaunched its flight back into New Zealand after more than a year and half off from the popular trans-Tasman route. The route was canceled at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, when the airline ditched all of their international flights. Wednesday marked the first flights back across the … Read more

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Furious Jetstar customers bound for Bali have trashed the airline after a multitude of flight changes. Customer Tanya French said she was given “zero communication” about changes made to her flight and had to find out from a friend rather than the airline itself. “I’ve lost total trust in Jetstar and will never willingly fly … Read more

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Furious Jetstar customers bound for Bali have trashed the airline after a multitude of flight changes. Customer Tanya French said she was given “zero communication” about changes made to her flight and had to find out from a friend rather than the airline itself. “I’ve lost total trust in Jetstar and will never willingly fly … Read more

Jetstar flight cancellations rise in past month

Jetstar flight cancellations rise in past month

One in 10 Jetstar flights was canceled and less than 60 per cent of planes departed on time in the past month as customer complaints pile up. Jetstar’s cancellation rate (9.5 per cent) was nearly four times higher than Qantas’ at 2.5 per cent and five times higher than Virgin’s at 2 per cent. The … Read more

Jetstar crowned Best Low-Cost Airline in Australia at Skytrax Awards 2022

Jetstar crowned Best Low-Cost Airline in Australia at Skytrax Awards 2022

Air Asia has done it again. For the 13th year in a row, it has been crowned the world’s best budget airline at the Skytrax Awards, with an Aussie airline also nabbing a spot in the top 20. The Malaysian low-cost airline, headquartered near Kuala Lumpur, faced a difficult past few years triggered by Covid-19, … Read more

Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Australia’s budget airline Jetstar has been plagued with complaints this month after a raft of flight cancellations has left hundreds of passengers stranded overseas. Australians far and wide have taken to social media to vent their anger and frustration over their dissatisfying experiences with the airline in recent months. A group of 16 passengers – … Read more

Bonza’s takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator’s approval

Bonza's takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator's approval

Bonza’s takeoff remains in doubt as the low-budget carrier waits for a green light from the national aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says Bonza has revised its schedule and is now working to a mid-October target, but this is subject to “the clarification of several issues”. Bonza launched last October, becoming the … Read more

ACCC report finds airlines have more than doubled price of cheap airfares

ACCC report finds airlines have more than doubled price of cheap airfares

Australian airlines have more than doubled the price of cheap airfares despite having the worst on-time performance on record, a grim consumer watchdog report has found. The quarterly Australian Competition and Consumer Commission review showed the cheapest economy airfares were 56 per cent higher in August 2022 after hitting an 11-year-low in April 2022. “After … Read more

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline’s baggage nightmare

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline's baggage nightmare

A photo has emerged of a single suitcase left behind on a Qantas-operated tarmac, in the latest scandal to hit the airline. The photo was shared on Twitter by Australian singer Fanny Lumsden and captioned with a simple: “Lol Qantas.” It’s not known whether this was on an international or domestic flight. This comes as … Read more